Average Weather In July For Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Location

This report describes the typical weather at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) weather station over the course of an average July. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.

Amsterdam has a mild humid temperate climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (62%), oceans and seas (27%), and built-up areas (8%).

Temperature

The month of July is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 70°F throughout the month, exceeding 81°F or dropping below 61°F only one day in ten.

Daily High and Low Temperature in July

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Daily low temperatures are around 56°F, falling below 49°F or exceeding 62°F only one day in ten.

Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands in July

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below 15°F), freezing (15°F to 32°F), cold (32°F to 50°F), cool (50°F to 65°F), comfortable (65°F to 75°F), warm (75°F to 85°F), hot (85°F to 100°F) and sweltering (above 100°F).

Sun

Over the course of July, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:09 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.2 minutes.

The shortest day of the month is July 31 with 15:32 hours of daylight; the longest day is July 1 with 16:41 hours of daylight.

Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon), civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:24am on July 1; the latest sunset is at 10:06pm on July 2; the latest sunrise is at 6:01am on July 31; the earliest sunset is at 9:33pm on July 31.

Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in July, so the entire month is in daylight time.

Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Savings Time in July

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (solar, civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight savings time are indicated by the "DST" labels.

Clouds

The median cloud cover ranges from 57% (partly cloudy) to 63% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 6% from the start to the end of the month.

Median Cloud Cover in July

The median daily cloud cover (black line) with percentile bands (inner band from 40th to 60th percentile, outer band from 25th to 75th percentile).

On July 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 40% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 36% of the time.

Cloud Cover Types in July

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories. From top (most blue) to bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.

Precipitation

The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 60%, with little variation over the course of the month.

Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day in July

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts towards the thunderstorm totals. The order of severity is from the top down in this graph, with the most severe at the bottom.

Throughout July, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain.

Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 63% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 14, when it is observed during 38% of all days.

Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around July 31, when it is observed during 12% of all days.

Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 26, when it is observed during 8% of all days.

Types of Precipitation Throughout July

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation over the course of a typical July.

Snow

Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in July or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.

Humidity

The relative humidity typically ranges from 60% (mildly humid) to 95% (very humid) over the course of a typical July, rarely dropping below 45% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).

The air is driest around July 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 68% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around July 18, rising above 94% (very humid) three days out of four.

Relative Humidity in July

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.

Over the course of a typical July, the dew point typically varies from 50°F (very comfortable) to 61°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 45°F (dry) or above 66°F (muggy).

The time of the month between July 1 and July 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.

Dew Point in July

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

Over the course of July typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around July 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).

The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around July 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).

Wind Speed in July

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
The wind is most often out of the south (17% of the time), west (17% of the time), south west (17% of the time), and east (10% of the time).

Wind Directions in July

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.

Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions in July

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis. Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.